Moulson would fit in LA


Matt Moulson was the King who got away. Once the Penguins, who drafted Moulson in the ninth round in 2003, declined to sign the Cornell standout, Los Angeles made him an offer. Moulson spent his seasons in the organization mostly in Manchester, the Kings’ AHL team. Instead of re-signing Moulson, the Kings let him walk.

It was not a smart move. Upon signing with the Islanders, Moulson delivered three straight 30-goal seasons. Now, with the Kings scoring just 2.25 goals per game, second-fewest in the NHL, a reunion would benefit both parties. Buffalo will seek at least a first-round pick for Moulson. It’s an expensive but prudent move. The Kings would upgrade their second line by giving Mike Richards a scoring wing. That would give LA a stronger 1-2 punch: Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, followed by Richards and Moulson. The Kings could then drop Justin Williams or Dustin Brown to the No. 3 line. Moulson doesn’t play LA’s grinding, heavy game, but he can score. The Kings need that in bunches.

5 Responses to Moulson would fit in LA

  1. lafleur10 says:

    slava voynov,
    tyler toffoli
    1strd pick
    matt moulson
    tyler myers
    drew stafford
    2nd and 4th rd picks

  2. doorman says:

    Not a chance in hell the Sabres do that, not to mention the kings don’t have anywhere near the cap space for a deal like this.

  3. lafleur10 says:

    i think the sabres would do it if they could get voynov and toffoli…the sabres would benefit from that deal and it fits with the mold of youngs they are rebuilding with i think myers is very expendable there toffoli as a chance to have the upside that moulson does voynov is a top 4 defenceman that can qb a pp and would be an upgrade or erhoff and a cheaper option too…. plus moulson is ufa and most if not all his salary would be paid,so is stafford a ufa so this would be a huge risk for the kings but it would give them a top line forward in moulson,and second guy in stafford and a top 4 d-man in myers

  4. doorman says:

    However there are a lot of people who view Toffoli as a 3rd line guy now, and that 1st won’t be very high. Plus, I don’t think from what I gather Sabres or their fans are ready to give up on Myers.

    • lafleur10 says:

      i think toffoli has more upside than a 3rd liner i think he can develop into a solid top 6 i know sabres fans aren’t ready to give upon myers yet but i think the sabres brass is ready to move him…and i personally think it’ll be a mistake but i can see them doing it… the 1st would be very high but the sabres are building for the future and 1st rd picks are a premium for them and they want as many as they can to build their team with…

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